Originally Posted by crunchy_mama
JMO- thanks! you know it never occured to me until you said that about the different decorating styles. Yes, I am kind of a country= martha stewart kind of gal- but no teddy bears and nothing in mauve and forest green- I like the shabby chic kind of stuff I guess. although I appreciate a lot of different styles and love seeing them for my own home that is what I do. Regardless of what you do I love seeing homes that mamas have decorated in their own style- even if it is different I get great ideas!
I love that style as well. My home doesn't reflect it as much because we have always just decorated around what we could find/afford, yk? I know you can find some great stuff second-hand and at thrift stores, but when you already have a bunch of stuff, it is hard replacing all the stuff lol -- We are moving more toward that style though, very slowly.
I think my decorating issue too, is that I love lots of different styles depending on the day or who's home I've been looking at or whatever -- so I can't decide on what I want lol
I know I do like comfortable, uncluttered -- I don't like hard lines or like, chrome and black or whatever. I don't like stark -- like a white room with white furniture and no color. Definitely no mauve and forest green and teddy bears
So, decorating with what I *don't* like in mind, also helps.
We also live in a tropical environment (FL) so I do like the whole weathered-beach-house type look -- think key west. Not so much pastel wall borders or whatever (shudder lol), think um... you know, bright turquoise , weathered wooden houses with flowing linen curtains and fluffy white duvets on the bed over dark wooden floors, accented with cuban pottery. I kind of dig that style, too.
There are so many ideas I've gotten from looking at mdc mamas' houses, though